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McDonald, E. A., editor; Ball, R. C., assistant editor; Sivak, Stefan Jr., associate editor; Thompson, R. B., associate editor. The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 4, No. 50, 1937-12-31 - Page 4. December 31, 1937. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. June 14, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/814/show/813.

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McDonald, E. A., editor; Ball, R. C., assistant editor; Sivak, Stefan Jr., associate editor; Thompson, R. B., associate editor. (December 31, 1937). The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 4, No. 50, 1937-12-31 - Page 4. USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/814/show/813

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McDonald, E. A., editor; Ball, R. C., assistant editor; Sivak, Stefan Jr., associate editor; Thompson, R. B., associate editor, The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 4, No. 50, 1937-12-31 - Page 4, December 31, 1937, USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed June 14, 2021, https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22/item/814/show/813.

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Title The Blue Bonnet, Vol. 4, No. 50, 1937-12-31
Alternative Title The Blue Bonnet, Vol. IV, No. 50, 1937-12-31
Creator (Local)
  • McDonald, E. A., editor
  • Ball, R. C., assistant editor
  • Sivak, Stefan Jr., associate editor
  • Thompson, R. B., associate editor
Contributor (Local)
  • Boris, John, circulation
Publisher USS Houston (CA-30), U.S. Navy;
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • Long Beach, California
Date December 31, 1937
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Houston (Cruiser : CA-30)
Genre (AAT)
  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Location ID 1981-001, Box 11, Folder 11
Original Collection Cruiser Houston Collection
Digital Collection USS Houston Blue Bonnet Newsletters
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll22
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/campus-libraries-collections/special-collections
Use and Reproduction This item is in the public domain and may be used freely.
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Transcript Page 4 THE BLUE BONNET U. S. S. Houston- 12- 31- 37- 900. ( Continued from Page 1.) HOUSTON SPORTS These boys are willing and eager, and with the ship's backing should go far. o o o o o o o o o Formerly, shark hide, or " shagreen," was used mainly as an abrasive, simi­lar to sandpaper. Recently, however, a process of tanning was discovered which effectively and economically re­moves the denticles of the skin and thus converts the hide into a beauti­ful leather of superior toughness and duribility which is called " galuchat." It has been announced that a build­ing may be built at the United States Naval Academy which will be used as a museum. A bill has been introduced by Senator Walsh which provides that the Government will witness no ex­pense on the construction, the entire cost to be assumed from gifts. The U. S. Naval Institute and the Navy Athletic Association together with in­dividuals, will donate money and gifts for the structure. The museum will be erected in the interest of profes­sional, scientific and literary learning of the Navy. It will be built to allow for expansion should the need develop. The Institute has announced that it is willing to donate $ 50,000 and the Athletic Association says it will do­nate $ 150,000 toward the project. Dead reckoning, as navigators to­day know it, was originally spelled Ded Reckoning, the first part of the name being abbreviated from the word Deducted which is the method used in calculat­ing the answer to the ship's position. However an unscholarly British ship­master thought it was mis- spelled for " Dead" and added the ' a' and Dead Reckoning it has been called ever since. The 10,000 ton cruiser WICHITA, last of eighteen vessels of its class to be built under terms of the London Treaty, slid gracefully into the Dela­ware River at the Philadelphia Navy Yard on 16 November 1937. It is named after the city of Wichita, Kansas. A traveler was questioning Rastus about his home town. " How many p e 0 pIe live in this town?" he inquired. The HOUSTON team started prac­tice in Mare Island and have continued practicing down here since our return to Long Beach area. The team has got­ten into fine shape and has beaten most of the battleship teams in prac­tice games during the past couple of weeks. SOMETHING TO PUZZLE OVER At forward Phillips, high scoring " s" man has been outstanding and has gotten able assistance from Bailey and Chmura. At center Hagerstrom has been giving a good exhibition of how the game is played at that posi­tion with Jones a close second. But Adams at guard suffered an injury ten days ago but will be back to start the competition. Hattemer, Faulkner and Clements have been a close trio of hard working guards. The competition is so arranged that all the heavy cruisers plus a few aux­iliary ships have been arranged into two groups and the four winning teams in each Of the groups will play a round robin play- off in February to determine the ultimate winner. The HOUSTON has a fine team and here is your chance to see some good bas­ketball games. The schedule will be printed on the morning orders so the information as to when and where will be well disseminated. .. It. " About four thousand people. It's been that way for forty years." " You mean to tell me that there were four thousand people here forty years ago, and only forty thousand are here now! Haven't any people mov­ed in; ~ ny babies been born?" " Yes, sir - babies were born, but ev~ ry tIme a baby is born, somebody leaves town." It would have been exactly at mid­night that he met the holdup man. It was unbelievable that anyone would ask th3 time with whistles blowing and bells ringing to herald the arrival of the New Year, or that anyone would take a watch from their pocket if the question were asked. Harris, 160 lb. Hill, 175 lb. Adams, 185 lb. Cardinelle, 118 lb. Hodge, 135 lb. Aligo, 147 lb. will not interfere with the three meets we still have to wrestle in our group. It looks as though we may have a few group champions from our squad, so let's show the wrestlers that they are appreciated. Boxing The boxing squad is about and ready to perform for the HOUSTON once more. The boys have been carrying the HOUSTON robes through some very fine amateur matches at Burbank and Wilmington. The present lineup is: Raceboat Off to a new start in the year and off to a new start in sports! At least, that is what we hope to do on the HOUSTON begin­ning 3 January. One place where a start is most important is in a whale­boat race, and the call is now out for all those desiring to take part in the selected race which will be held some­time in February. Anyone ( first en­listment, third enlistment, or Marine) is eligible to compete or to coxswain and with the experienced men who have been rowing for two whole sea­sons it is expected now to produce the best HOUSTON crew ever put on the water. New men are enthusiastically urged to compete for a place in the boat, because the final crew is not se­lected lmtil a week before the race. Added incentives may be found in earlier work- outs in the afternoon, an occasional row on Saturday mornings when we have been operating at San Clemente all week, and more exercise on the beach as convenient. Two foot­balls have been purchesed for the lat­ter purpose and they are to be used exclusively by the crew squad ashore. Let's get started early on this and show the CHICAGO that they aren't the only ones to take advantage of being behind two breakwaters! Basketball The Heavy Cruiser bas-ketball competition com­mences Monday 3 January and con­tinues during the following two weeks.